London Business School by Matthew Black licensed under CC BY 2.0
What value will you add to London Business School? (300 words)
The first thing you might notice about me is a fashion sense that pays special attention to design details. What you might not know is that my passion for design details comes from my affinity for structural optimization. For my thesis research at MIT I researched and tested new raw materials to determine how buildings could be built higher, wider and stronger without the use of additional braces. My solution was a creative detail that improved the entire design. For the past five years I used my innovative problem solving skills and attention to detail to address complex issues at XXX, the company I co-founded. One such challenge was managing production teams of Italian factory managers, Sri Lankan tailors and Sri Lankan quality control experts, each with a different expertise and method of communication. By creatively addressing challenges I made a diverse, decentralized group more cohesive, and improved our final product.
I look forward to applying these same skills to projects and brainstorming new directions for the Retail & Luxury goods club and Entrepreneurship Club, and help plan student-led events such as the E-commerce conference or Women in Business conference. My experience running my own company will positively impact my study group and the companies I work with in London Business Experience, Global Business Experience and Summer Consulting Program.
After visiting London Business School in August and attending an information session in NYC in October, I understand and appreciate the importance of student involvement. To add value to LBS’ student body, I will strive to create an environment that nurtures the free exchange of ideas and diversity of thought by promoting the abilities of my classmates to create cohesive teams that enhance the group’s dynamics, capabilities and potential impact during our LBS experience and throughout our careers.